Improv For Performers

Story Killers: Dead Ends and Detours

Dead ends and detours are frustrating on a road trip. But they're even more destructive on radio shows. On the air, both are equally dangerous on the air. In this article, I show you how...

Powerful Performance From Specific and Descriptive Language

One rule of thumb always works when writing a book, screenplay, a scene for a movie, or a promotional message. It also applies to improvisational theater, podcasting, and radio performance. Be specific and descriptive. Be...

Improv Skill: Active Listening

Enrolling in an Improvisational Theater class is one of my highest recommendations for radio personalities. It should be a requirement for team shows. But solo shows get a lot out of it, too. And...

Improv Game: Sex With Me

Improv games are one of the most effective ways radio personalities can learn to react spontaneously and create funny moments on-air. Sex With Me is a fun improv game that sharpens your mind by...

Personality Radio Without Friction Is Boring

The kiss of death is when a listener hears a segment and thinks, “That was okay. It wasn't bad. It was acceptable." Sometimes, the missing ingredient is a perspective or point of view, resulting...

Improv Skill: Have Fun

Remember your first days in radio? You couldn't wait to get to the station, just like kids looking forward to the first day of summer vacation. Those were the days. Radio was magical. It...

Improv Games Will Improve Your Performance

Improvisation, often referred to as "improv," is a form of live theater where the performers create much of what is performed spontaneously. One of the main tools performers use to hone their improvisation skills...

Personalities: Got Game? Here’s How To Get it

You know the feeling. The break should be wrapping up, yet it's drifting aimlessly, desperate for closure. It's time to be over, but how to get out? So it keeps going. And going. Now...

Improv Skill: Trust Your Partner

Remember the creepy snake in “The Jungle Book”? The snake who sang “Trust in me” looked exactly like someone that should absolutely, under no circumstances, be trusted. You probably have worked with someone like...

Imrpov Skill: Raise The Stakes

Turning back time, the one thing personalities should choose differently is building a background in theater. It may not be practical to start an acting career, but everyone can get involved with improv. One...
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